Mammoet assists Seaspan with vessel launch

By Christian Shelton12 March 2018

5a222e47 aaee 4eef b8c2 519e73f71399

Canadian marine transportation and shipbuilding specialist Seaspan Shipyards commissioned heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet Canada to assist with the launch of an Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). OFSV1 is the first of three vessels designed and built by Seaspan for the Canadian Coast Guard. The vessels will be used for scientific research and ecosystem-based management of Canada’s fisheries.

6c581634 d291 4a96 b8e5 9f83b93cfea3

Mammoet provided 60 axles lines of self propelled modular trnsporter (SPMT), which joined Seaspan’s existing 32 SPMT trailer axles lines. The 92 lines of SPMT were used to move the 2,450 tonne ship from its load-out pier to a nearby floating dry dock in approximately three hours. Water ballast facilitated the ship’s float-off launch into Vancouver harbour following the load-out operation.

34e3c88f 0b13 4508 9cba 5051f6ca4e93

Latest News
How to transport beer equipment
Denholm moved the oversized cargo to Manchester in the UK
Topcon brings portable machine control for compact equipment
Topcon’s MC-Mobile platform is ‘simplified, yet comprehensive’ machine control
Plans for hydrogen fuelling stations across Europe
Public and private partnership project will accelerate the transition to hydrogen vehicles